How can I purchase?
A limited amount of pieces in the Permanent Collection of Vessels are released in the online shop on the 15th of every month. We are creating this line in small batches, according to what our studio is available to produce every month, and this will alter month-to-month depending on the size of other orders we are working on. If our shop is sold out, please look to our Stockists page where several retailers have online shops.
To inquire about a sculpture, please click the "inquire" button or email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about a certain piece. If the piece you are interested in has sold, we are happy to work with you on a private commission.
Do you do 2nd Sales?
We are planning a 2nds Sale of pieces in the Permanent Collection of Vessels for early December but we always have 2nds in house that we cannot sell as 1sts due to glaze defects. Depending on the severity of the issue, pieces are usually sold at a 15%-50% discounted price, though most of the defects are closer to the 15% range. If you are interested in a 2nd outside of a publicly announced sale, please email email@example.com to inquire about a certain form.
Are you accepting studio assistants?
We have a one year paid studio apprenticeship program that seeks to provide emerging artists, designers, and creative thinkers with a one year work experience in a sculpture and ceramic design studio. The apprentice is trained in the studios methods, and involved in special projects. The studio apprenticeship lasts from June-June every year, intended to operate on a post-graduate schedule. The apprenticeship is currently filled, and applications will be open in April 2020.
How is progress on my Kickstarter reward coming a long?
We ran a Kickstarter in the fall of 2018 to fund the buildout of the studio space we are currently working out of - thank you so much to everyone who so generously supported this campaign and the studio. We are working diligently to get all of our physical rewards (i.e. vessels, salt dishes and spoons, flea market finds, books) out the door by the one year anniversary of the successful close of the campaign (November 23rd). Many of you generously pledged for two or three items, and the platform only allows for one, so we created internal work arounds and spreadsheets to keep track. That being said, once we believe we have filled all physical rewards, we will send out an update. Please let us know if you have not received something you pledged for, and we will make note and get that item out to you.
All remaining workshops and private commissions purchased through the Kickstarter will be filled after the one year anniversary, due to the volume of work at the studio. Thank you very very much for your patience and support!
Do you teach workshops?
I offered workshops as part of the Kickstarter campaign and hosted several in the studio in 2019. As much as we would like to have workshops be part of our regular programming, the workshops taxed the capacity of the studio more than expected, and we will not be able to host workshops in the space this coming year. In February 2020 Simone Bodmer-Turner is co-leading a residency at Pocoapoco, in Oaxaca MX, where she was once a resident. For further information and registration please visit http://www.pocoapocomx.
Are you interested in a paid partnership and collaborations with brands?
In order to maintain the integrity of the studio, Simone Bodmer-Turner Studio LLC will not support a brand that it doesn't actually use, wear, and recommend. If you inquire about sending the studio a product, we may accept if we are genuinely interested but we will not post or share received product as that is not our brand or our energy. Anything shared by the artist on social platforms is a personal decision based on the small designers and companies we believe in, support, and often know personally. We wear and use the things we love repeatedly, and are happy to share information about brands by word of mouth. We are not interested in paid partnerships where the studio is required to post or share content that is not our own.
In addition, we are not interested in trading work for content. We do support and believe in the possibility of a barter economy between artists, makers, and businesses who are able to exchange goods and services on a small and personal scale, but we do not give our work away to people running accounts with large followings in exchange for likes and follows.